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Supreme Court sympathetic to group convicted in NY scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed ready Monday to side with a onetime top aide to ex-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and others convicted of corruption related to an upstate economic development project dubbed the Buffalo Billion. Both liberal and conservative justices seemed sympathetic ...

At Trump Org. fraud trial, defense rests and deflects blame

NEW YORK (AP) — The defense rested Monday at the Trump Organization's criminal tax fraud trial after a contentious day in court, putting the case involving former President Donald Trump's real estate empire on track for deliberations next week. Trump Organization lawyers contend that ...

Buffalo gunman pleads guilty in racist supermarket massacre

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white gunman who massacred 10 Black shoppers and workers at a Buffalo supermarket pleaded guilty Monday to murder and hate-motivated terrorism charges, guaranteeing he will spend the rest of his life in prison. Payton Gendron, 19, entered the plea Monday in a ...

Lawyers: Buffalo supermarket gunman plans to plead guilty

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A white gunman who targeted a Buffalo supermarket in a predominantly Black neighborhood plans to plead guilty on Monday to killing 10 people and wounding three others, according to lawyers representing victims' relatives. Payton Gendron, 19, is scheduled to appear in ...

NYPD officers, bystander save man who fell on subway tracks

NEW YORK (AP) — Two New York City police officers and a bystander raced to save a man who fell on the tracks at a Manhattan subway station, plucking him out of the way of an oncoming train in a daring rescue captured by an officer's body camera. The incident happened around 4 p.m. Thursday ...

PHOTO GALLERY: High-flying balloon characters star in Thanksgiving parade

NEW YORK (AP) — Throngs of spectators lined the streets of New York on Thursday as colorful, high-flying balloons helped usher in the holiday season during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The annual tradition, which dates back nearly a century, packed streets as a procession of giant ...

NYPD: No known threats to Macy’s parade, but tight security

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is planning tight security around the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the wake of mass shootings elsewhere in the U.S., police said Wednesday, while stressing that there's no known, credible threat to the famed event itself. The holiday tradition, which draws ...

2 arrested after Twitter threats to ‘shoot up a synagogue’

NEW YORK (AP) — Social media posts about attacking a synagogue represented a real danger to the city's Jewish community, Mayor Eric Adams said Monday. "This was not an idle threat," Adams said at a news conference where he was joined by officials from the FBI, the Metropolitan Transportation ...

New York issues first licenses for legal pot dispensaries

NEW YORK (AP) — New York issued its first 36 cannabis dispensary licenses on Monday, taking a monumental step in establishing a legal — and lucrative — marketplace for recreational marijuana. The licenses approved by the state's Cannabis Control Board were the first of 175 the state ...

Biden sending federal aid as NY digs out from huge snowstorm

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — President Joe Biden is sending federal aid to western New York to help state and local authorities clean up from the massive storm that dumped more than 6 feet (1.8 meters) of snow in western and northern New York and is blamed for three deaths, the White House announced ...

Atty: Vermont deputy was ‘a victim’ in NY state shootout

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — An off-duty Vermont sheriff's deputy who was allegedly involved in a shootout and wounded on the streets of Saratoga Springs was defending himself and didn't realize that police were shouting at him to drop his gun, his lawyer told a news station Monday. "One ...

‘Power Rangers’ star Jason David Frank dies at 49

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason David Frank, who played the Green Power Ranger Tommy Oliver on the 1990s children's series "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers," has died. He was 49. Justine Hunt, Frank's manager, said in a statement Sunday that Frank passed away. She did not name the cause of death or say ...

Parts of NY dig out after potentially ‘historic’ snowfall

NEW YORK (AP) — Parts of New York finally caught a break Sunday after a storm spent days dumping a potentially record-setting amount of snow on cities and towns east of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Many businesses in the hardest-hit areas remained closed, but highways reopened and travel bans ...

Gunfight in upstate NY wounds 3, including Vermont deputy

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gunfire on the streets of Saratoga Springs early Sunday morning left at least three people wounded, including an off-duty sheriff's deputy from Vermont who was shot multiple times by police. The gunfire broke out at 3 a.m. in the historic downtown of the small city, known ...

Massive snowfall buries cars, keeps falling in western NY

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Piles of snow, in some places taller than most people, buried parts of western and northern New York as a lake-effect storm pounded areas east of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario for a third straight day Saturday, with possibly even more to come. Snowfall totals as high as 77 ...

Ned Rorem, prize-winning composer and writer, dies at 99

NEW YORK (AP) — Ned Rorem, the prolific Pulitzer- and Grammy-winning musician known for his vast output of compositions and for his barbed and sometimes scandalous prose, died Friday at 99. The news was confirmed by a publicist for his longtime music publisher, Boosey & Hawkes, who said ...

Lawyer gets 15 months behind bars for firebombing police car

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City attorney was sentenced to 15 months behind bars on Friday for firebombing an empty New York City police vehicle with another lawyer during protests over the murder of George Floyd. Before hearing her sentence, Urooj Rahman asked a judge to spare her prison ...

New York hasn’t licensed any pot shops, yet they abound

NEW YORK (AP) — Eager, anxious and frustrated, Yuri Krupitsky is waiting to find out whether he'll get to open one of the first legal recreational marijuana shops in New York state. He wrangled a lengthy application to become one of about 900 hopefuls for a first round of 150 licenses, only ...

NY schools told to stop using Native American mascots

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Schools in New York state must stop using Native American references in mascots, team names and logos by the end of the current school year or face penalties including a loss of state aid, the state Department of Education said. "Arguments that community members support ...

Dangerous lake-effect snow paralyzes parts of New York state

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A dangerous lake-effect snowstorm paralyzed parts of western and northern New York on Friday, dumping over 4 feet in some spots with more expected to fall through the night into Saturday. The storm was blamed for the deaths of two people stricken while clearing snow. The ...